Our present time actions. Jobs we love


Be thankful for incremental increases in success that comes after jobs bring love.

There are many people that will tell you how much they hate their jobs.

You can show up at work day after day and do what is necessary to pay the bills.

Some jobs pay you tremendous amounts of money to perform tasks you may dislike.

People that enjoy what they do are willing to pour their hearts and souls into difficult projects.

In my profession dentistry demands extremely high amounts of energy be expended to develop high quality final products.

We learn from the dental environment how to produce the best services possible.

The lessons learned for incremental success encourage you to get away from your job each week to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit.

You perform at a higher level, fresh and ready for duty.

Busy people are able to get more done if they enjoy what they do on a daily basis.

A good formula includes a certain amount of activities that allow you to distress.

Our best efforts are performed from the actions we do within what we enjoy.

Work takes on a certain fulfillment fueled from our passions.

The soil that gets under our fingernails is a minor distraction when it is known a harvest is on the way.

The scripture, we reap what we sow, becomes more real to those use to working hard with passion as the stepping stones through the garden.

Jobs bring love and can also be called our labors of love, performed out of necessity and passion at the same time.

Years pass as we look back and wonder where the time has gone.

Time expands for those who enjoy what they do.

Enjoyment may be found in the games of life.

But nothing is more fulfilling than winning at life’s most productive game, which is meaningful work.

This is a discovery you make out of your own experiences.

The experiences derived performing the duties and tasks that help others.

The world is in need and desires the services of those willing to help others.

Care for the world and your reward is bestowed in the services you render.

A dental team functions in a manner that cares for the public at large.

Jobs bring love and are done with the greatest of care.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.





Old dental bridgework


Removing old dental bridgework does not always have to feel like you’ve dropped into a downward spiral.

Downward spirals make dentists feel there is no end in sight when problems are encountered.

One problem in particular is the necessity to cut away bridges from underlying healthy tooth structure.

This procedure is time consuming and must be well planned to not get backed up because of tight scheduling.

Tight scheduling is fine for routine dental procedures but not the case for the removal of old dental bridgework.

Removing permanently cemented or bonded bridges is no easy matter and are not classified as routine procedures.

Allow extra  care and time for their removal.

Careful dissection of metal in the oral cavity finds a dentist operating in close proximity to living tissue.

What you need to be successful is a high speed hand piece and a series of fresh carbide 557 burs and various assortments of diamond burs.

Zirconium porcelain bridges are extremely strong and best dissected with industrial diamonds.

Bridges fabricated of precious metals are easier to cut due to the density of these metals.

Carbide burs cut through them like a hot knife plowing into butter.

On the other hand non-precious metals, nickel based alloys in particular require you pack a lunch and come prepared to put in overtime.

A patient was seen in my dental office for removal of a 5 unit bridge, porcelain fused to a non-precious metal.

The patient was given an anti-anxiety agent to reduce the stress and strain inherrant in long  span removal of old dental bridges.

A special type of bridge removal instrument operates to remove bridges with a tapping motion.

Care is taken with this tool in order not to fracture teeth underneath the bridge.

Advise patients there is a risk involved removing old dental bridgework.

Recurrent decay underneath and around the margins of crowns can cause tooth fracture.

With this knowledge patients may also elect to receive endodontic therapy leaving the bridge in place.

The tooth is treated making an access preparation in the palatal or occlusal aspect of the tooth.

You save the bridge in this manner and repair reachable damage.

Intelligent conversations with your dental patients help to create workable options that become doable for the patient.

Spend quality time planning these procedures and save time by having on hand what is desired to perform the treatment.

Removing old dental bridgework can best be achieved after time is well spent planning your case.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark,  D.D.S.